Information on Lamb Chops


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Lets talk Lamb Chops

With three types of lamb chops available, it can be a little confusing so lets debunk what you’re looking at when you’re at the butchery counter.

  • Lamb neck chops are from the neck and are typically inexpensive. They have a high portion of connective tissue and require low and slow cooking to get truly delicious results.
  • Lamb loin chops come from the middle of the lamb. They’re sometimes called the “T-bone” of lamb, due to the smaller t-bone that separates the tenderloin and the eye of fillet that make up this tender cut. They’re best cooked quickly on a BBQ or in a frying pan.
  • Lamb shoulder chops are taken from the top of the front leg, they have fat and connective tissue to consider. Despite this, they are truly versatile. They can be marinated and pan fried, slow cooked in a curry or even roasted until tender.
Sweet n Sour Lamb Chops

Take shoulder chops and add them in to a beloved family favourite for a dinner that will be a hit with everyone. Serve with seasonal vegetables and steamed rice for a whole and balanced meal.

Garlic and Herb Marinated Lamb Chops

A simple and classic marinade keeps things easy here and these chops are given the time to sing their stunning flavour. The avocado oil has a high smoke point, making these perfect for cooking on the BBQ.

Baked Lamb Neck Chops

Full of hearty vegetables, this slow cooked meal is lightly spiced but is one the whole family will love. Chuck it in the slow cooker for a dinner when you walk in the door.

Hoisin Lamb Chops

Lamb marries so well with classic Asian flavours, and here hoisin sauce beautifully glazes chops for a dinner that kids and adults will both love. Marinate overnight for the best results.

Sticky Glazed Lamb Chops

Our favourite wahine Stacey loves these lamb chops and rightly so – they’re a heavenly easy meal to make, especially on the BBQ.

Balsamic Chops with Roast Vegetables

Sometimes you need a simple recipe to be the hero of the midweek hustle and this one delivers. Honey and balsamic vinegar make a divine glaze – pair this with your fave roast veggies!

Italian Lamb Chops

Using that classic pantry staple – dried Italian herbs- and combine it with garlic and lemon to produce a delicious and easy marinade. Serve with a veggie laden couscous salad for an easy dinner.


Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand